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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Dermoid Cyst With Eye

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Likelihood of a ovarian dermoid cyst returning?

Likelihood of a ovarian dermoid cyst returning?

Very low: These are benign; if they are taken out by the laparoscope there's a few percent chance of their needing to be taken again by laparoscope; if laparotomy is performed, recurrence would be very unlikely, though it's a bigger and more difficult procedure for the patient. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Can having an ovarian dermoid cyst cause bloating and constipation?

Can having an ovarian dermoid cyst cause bloating and constipation?

If it's very big: An ovarian dermoid cyst that is big (perhaps 10 cm or more) could cause constipation and bloating. Other types of ovarian tumors might be more likely to cause those symptoms. If those GI symptoms are significant, ovarian cancer might be something your doctor would want to rule out. Be sure you get followup. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian dermoid cyst press on your bladder and cause the sensation of needing to pee more often?

Can an ovarian dermoid cyst press on your bladder and cause the sensation of needing to pee more often?

Yes: Depending on the size of the dermoid cyst, it can compress other nearby structures, including the bladder and cause discomfort/pain. See your GYN for further management and treatment options Best WIshes Dr M ...Read more

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Why would my small ovarian dermoid cyst (1.6 cm) be causing me pain? Ultrasound showed no torsion and only trace fluid in pouch of douglas.

Why would my small ovarian dermoid cyst (1.6 cm) be causing me pain? Ultrasound showed no torsion and only trace fluid in pouch of douglas.

Inflammation...: A dermoid can form any kind of tissue in the body: teeth, hair, skin, thyroid tissue, etc. It can be painful because it is stretching the ovarian capsule or because it is causing inflammation in the ovary or other surrounding tissue. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Female, 19y/o, single.I have an ovarian cyst. 2010 until present.They became twins and the other one is a dermoid cyst.Is it necessary to be removed?

Female, 19y/o, single.I have an ovarian cyst. 2010 until present.They became twins and the other one is a dermoid cyst.Is it necessary to be removed?

Yes: If you have a dermoid cysts of the ovary, while it is not urgent, it should eventually be removed. It will continue to slowly grow over time and may be harder to save the ovary if it gets too big. ...Read more

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7.5cm ovarian dermoid cyst has been growing steadily. Doctor says to wait and re-evaluate in another 6 months. Is that safe? Is surgery more risky as the cyst gets larger?

7.5cm ovarian dermoid cyst has been growing steadily. Doctor says to wait and re-evaluate in another 6 months. Is that safe?  Is surgery more risky as the cyst gets larger?

Second opinion: Hard to know, as there are multiple unknowns for your case. However, it is always okay to get a second opinion. Your regular doc will help you. Take a family or friend with you and ask questions, take notes. You will learn a lot and be better able to make informed decision about your care. Be well. ...Read more

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Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?

Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?

No: Dermoid is caused by stem cells which have been present in your body since you were an embryo. These stem cells grow and form a tumor. It is not a baby and never will be a baby. ...Read more

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What causes an ovarian dermoid cyst?

What causes an ovarian dermoid cyst?

Embryonic cells: Ectodermal embryonic cells enclosed into the ovary at early formation "get activated" later in life producing dermoid cysts, that can contain hair and teeth when surgically removed and opened. ...Read more

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What is a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma) like?

What is a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma) like?

Can vary: A recurrent ovarian dermoid cyst implies that you have had one removed in the past. Because of their contain hair, teeth and other structures, they don't usually go away like other benign cysts can. They can twist and cause severe pelvic pain. They can get quite large and put pressure on surrounding organs. If you are symptomatic, you should see your PCP or a gynecologist or surgeon. ...Read more

Dermoid Cyst (Definition)

It is a cystic type of teratoma that may contain developed skin with hair follicles, hair and sweat glands, sometimes some sebum, blood, fat, bone, nails, ...Read more